Chilean parliamentary election, 2001

Chilean parliamentary election, 2001
December 16, 2001

All of the 120 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
18 out of 49 seats in the Senate

61 deputies and 26 senators seats needed for a majority
Turnout 87.11%
  First party Second party
Party Concertación Alliance
Seats before 69 D / 24 S 47 D / 18 S
Seats after 62 deputies
24 senators
57 deputies
18 senators
Seat change Decrease7 D / Steady0 S Increase10 D / Steady0 S
Popular vote 2,942,989 2,720,195
Percentage 47.90% 44,27%
Swing -2,61% 2,61% +8,01% 8,01%
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Parliamentary elections were held in Chile on 16 December 2001.[1] The Concert of Parties for Democracy alliance remained the largest faction in the Chamber of Deputies, but saw its majority in the Chamber reduced to just two seats.



Coalition Party Votes % Seats
Concert of Parties for DemocracyChristian Democratic Party395,72822.82
Socialist Party254,90514.74
Party for Democracy219,33512.73
Social Democrat Radical Party19,0251.10
Alliance for ChileNational Renewal342,04519.74
Independent Democratic Union263,03515.23
Communist Party45,7352.60
Humanist Party6,4650.40
Liberal Party1,4070.10
Invalid/blank votes242,602
Registered voters/turnout2,307,15485.6
Source: Nohlen, IPU

Chamber of Deputies

Coalition Party Votes % Seats +/–
Concert of Parties for DemocracyChristian Democratic Party1,162,21018.923–15
Party for Democracy782,33312.720+4
Socialist Party614,43410.010–1
Social Democrat Radical Party248,8214.06+2
Alliance for ChileIndependent Democratic Union1,547,20925.231+14
National Renewal845,86513.818–5
Communist Party320,6685.200
Humanist Party69,6921.100
Liberal Party3,4750.10New
Invalid/blank votes890,290
Registered voters/turnout8,075,44687.1
Source: Nohlen


  1. Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p262 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
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